[kahr-muh n]

noun, plural car·men.

one of the crew of a streetcar or the like, as the motorman.

Origin of carman

1570–80, in sense “person driving a cart”; car1 + -man


[kahr-muh n]


(William) Bliss,1861–1929, Canadian poet and journalist in the U.S. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -men

a man who drives a car or cart; carter
a man whose business is the transport of goods; haulier
US and Canadian a tram driver
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